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Federal Register: Meetings: Advisory Committees; Tentative Schedule for 2011

December 21, 2010 4:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a tentative schedule of forthcoming meetings of its public advisory committees for 2011.

Biogen buys Neurimmune unit for up to $427M

December 21, 2010 4:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Biogen Idec Inc. has bought a subsidiary of Swiss firm Neurimmune Holding AG in a move that will give Biogen potential treatments for neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson's disease, at a total potential cost of $427 million.

Genzyme touts market potential for MS drug

December 21, 2010 4:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Genzyme Corp. appeared to go on the offensive Monday in making its point that the Cambridge biotech is worth more than the $69 per share price offered by Sanofi-aventis in its takeover bid.

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Zimmer Finalizes Acquisition of Chinese Orthopaedic Implant Leader Beijing Montagne Medical Device Co., Ltd.

December 21, 2010 4:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal care, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Beijing Montagne Medical Device Co., Ltd.  The acquisition further enhances Zimmer's presence in the emerging Chinese...

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INVO Bioscience Announces First Shipments of INVOcell Into Bolivia

December 21, 2010 4:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

BEVERLY, Mass., Dec. 21, 2010 /- INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: IVOB ), a medical device company focused on treatment options for patients diagnosed with infertility, today announced the initial shipments of the INVOcell device into Bolivia.  The initial order of INVOcell...

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Microscopes fit within a miniaturized chip

December 21, 2010 3:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Using a plate of silicon containing dozens of miniature lenses, scientists at Harvard University, United States, say they are very close to putting large capacity of microscopes used in their laboratories inside a device no bigger than a chip computer.

ERT Announces the Appointment of Joel Morganroth, MD as Interim CEO

December 21, 2010 3:33 am | by RealWire | Comments

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 21 December 2010 - ERT, a global provider of technology and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today confirmed that the effective date of the previously announced retirement of Dr. Michael J. McKelvey, its President and CEO, is...

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Advanced Laser Therapy Solutions for Women's Hair Loss

December 20, 2010 10:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Many Women suffering from hair loss are turning to Advanced Hair Studio s and discovering advanced laser therapy as a method along with other procedures to overcome thinning hair. This method of hair restoration has been shown to be affective in helping a woman's...

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Silence Therapeutics Provides Year-end Update

December 20, 2010 10:31 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2010 /- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company"), a leading global biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery, development and delivery of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases, today...

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DSM to buy US biotech company Martek for $1.09B

December 20, 2010 9:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Royal DSM NV, the Dutch chemicals company, says it plans to buy US biotech firm Martek Biosciences Corp for $1.09 billion (€83 million) in cash, in a management supported deal.The Dutch company says its $31.50 per share offer for Martek represents a 35 percent premium to Martek's closing price...

Quitting menthol cigarettes may be harder for some smokers

December 20, 2010 8:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Penn State) Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers.

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Stem Cells Made with RNA

December 20, 2010 8:34 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A new technique could provide safer cells for human therapies

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Breakthrough in TB Diagnostics

December 20, 2010 8:33 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

A rapid genetic test for tuberculosis could have a huge impact on global health.

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Genome-wide hunt reveals links to abnormal rhythms behind sudden death, heart damage

December 20, 2010 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) A study among almost 50,000 people worldwide has identified DNA sequence variations linked with the heart's electrical rhythm in several surprising regions among 22 locations across the human genome. The variants were found by an international...

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Playing by the rules? New book examines relationship between law and sport(2)

December 20, 2010 2:35 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Queen's University Belfast) From match fixing, to doping allegations, to contract disputes, a new book by a Queen's University Belfast law expert analyses the relationship between modern sport and the law. In the wake of well-publicised disputes, such as Wayne Rooney's contractual...

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